Tunnel Creek Singletrack
Project Partners: Great Basin Institute, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, Nevada State Parks, Flume Trail Bikes, Nevada Conservation Corps, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Tunnel Creek Lodge
Total Project Cost: $200,000
Tahoe Fund Grant: $50,000
At the end of the world-famous Flume Trail is a long sandy downhill on Tunnel Creek Road. This road was never designed for mountain bikes and has caused many bikers to go over their handlebars in sandy spots. In addition, with the increased numbers of hikers using the road for recreation, there is a growing conflict between hikers and bikers.
To create a safer and more enjoyable experience for all, we are working with our partners to build a new trail adjacent to the road. The Tunnel Creek Singletrack will be a 2.28-mile multi-use trail that will provide users with a safe and quiet alternative to descend from the Marlette Flume Trail, the Incline Flume Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail. This trail will be completed in two phases, with construction on phase one beginning in Summer 2023.
The project partners were able to secure an $80,000 grant from Nevada State Parks through the Recreation Trails Program for Phase 1. Thanks to the generous support of Tahoe Fund donors and a $25,000 matching gift from the Spaht Family, we were able to close the $50,000 funding gap and construction is now underway on this new trail.